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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Todd B. Marder

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Name                  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.Todd B. Marder, FRSC

Address              Institut für Anorganische Chemie
                            Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
                            Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg


                            Tel. +49 (0) 931/31-85514
                            Fax +49 (0) 931/31-84622

Date of Birth     14 November 1955

University Education     

1976-1981        Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of California at L.A. (UCLA),
                           with Prof. Dr. M. F. Hawthorne                 

1972-1976        B.Sc. in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
                           with Prof. Dr. A. Davison, FRS


since 2012       Professor (Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry,
                          Co-Head, Institute for Sustainable Chemistry & Catalysis with Boron,
                          Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

                          Member of the Center for Nanosystems Chemistry
                          Member of the State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis
                          Member of the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Research Center for Complex Materials Systems

1999-2000       Head, "Structure, Bonding, Spectroscopy and Theory" Research Group

1998-2003       Head, Inorganic Teaching Section

1997-2012       Professor (Chair) of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Durham, UK

1993-1997       Full Professor

1989-1993       Associate Professor (tenured)

1985-1989       Assistant Professor
                          Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada

1983-1985       Visiting Research Scientist, E.I. DuPont DeNemours & Co. Inc., Central
                          Research and Development Department, USA

1981-1983       Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, UK
                          (with Professor F.G.A. Stone, CBE, FRS)


  • Organometallic Chemistry (Metal boron complexes, synthesis of model catalytic intermediates
  • Conjugated organic, organoboron and organometallic materials for linear and nonlinear optics
  • Homogeneous Catalysis (Borylations including C-H bond functionalisation, palladium catalysed C-C bond formation)
  • Synthesis of small organic molecules which trigger stem cell differentiation (especially synthetic retinoids)
  • Non-covalent Interactions: Crystal Engineering and Liquid Crystal Behavior